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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Common Core State Standards: Bringing Parents on Board

As schools across the country move toward implementing the Common Core State Standards, district officials face a major challenge: 
How do we make the new academic expectations understandable to parents? 

A number of national organizations, including the Council of the Great City Schools and the National Parent Teacher Association, have taken up that effort, publishing written materials and creating video and audio segments—in multiple languages—designed to explain the standards to parents, in clear, jargon-free terms.

Our webinar guests will talk about those efforts, describe common challenges that districts face in discussing the common core with parents, and explain how school systems can address parents’ fears and misgivings about the standards.
  • Denise Walston, director of mathematics, Council of the Great City Schools, Wash.
  • Gina Kilday, K-6 mathematics coach, Exeter-West Greenwich Regional School District, R.I.
This webinar will be moderated by Sean Cavanagh, assistant editor for Education Week.
Underwriting for this webinar has been provided by the Walton Family Foundation.

Register now for this free live webinar. 

An archived version of the event will be available within 24 hours after the original presentation.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
2-3pm EST

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